Tokyo shares surge on US gains, weaker yen

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Tokyo, Jan 13 (IANS) Tokyo shares ended the morning session sharply higher after a six-day decline on Wednesday as sentiment here was boosted by gains in the overnight US stocks market and a weaker yen.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average skyrocketed 463.37 points, or 2.7 percent, from Tuesday to 17,682.33, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 39.44 points, or 2.8 percent, to 1,441.39.

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